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Let's hear it for the GIRLS!

Published date: 20 June 2017

Let's hear it for the GIRLS!

We are celebrating Women Sports Week 2017

My name is Vicky Whitlock and I manage the challenge events here at Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice.  Participating in some sport or another for most of my life, I am passionate and enthusiastic about the benefits that sport can bring anyone, but we would particularly love to see more women getting involved in our sporting events.

Taking on a challenge event will no doubt improve your fitness, your confidence and even your social circle, but it doesn’t stop there.  Achieving something that you once thought out of your capabilities is incredibly empowering and has far reaching effects into other areas of your life. 

For me personally, taking on a 5K challenge event some 9 years ago has spiralled into running marathons, cycling the length of the country and even overseas and completing the infamous IRONMAN triathlon despite being a virtual non swimmer 8 months previous!  It has also led to a complete career change and now I get to support people taking on their own incredible challenges.  Who knows where it could take YOU!

Wherever the journey leads you, taking on a challenge for Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice will most definitely change lives of the babies and families who rely on our support.  Knowing that you have made a difference to a cause that you care about is an incredible feeling, and we urge you to give it a try!

Why not take 5 minutes to listen to Anna Harding who recently completed her first marathon at the Edinburgh Marathon in May.  Raising over £1000 in the process, this has been a life changing process for Anna, who is already seeking out her next challenge! Be warned, it does become addictive!


If you feel inspired, don’t wait to talk yourself out of it!  DO SOMETHING NOW!  Why not check out our upcoming events for some motivation or take on your own challenge.  Whatever you do, we can’t wait for you to join #TeamZoes and be part of something AMAZING.

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